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2978 - Specialist Physiotherapist

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust
£35,392 to £42,618 a year
Closing date
4 May 2024

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Band 6
Contract Type
Full Time
The Interview Date will be 23/05/2024

The Acorn Intermediate Care Unit provides short term specialist rehabilitation and care for patients who need extra support ahead of returning home safely. The team works closely as a multidisciplinary unit to deliver goals set by patients at the beginning of their journey with the aim to return people to their own homes as independent as possible.

This Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist role comes around at an exciting time as the Acorn Intermediate Care Unit is entering a period of change of location and long-term future planning for bedded intermediate care. The post holder will be part of supporting and implementing this change to support the future of the people of Barnsley.

As Specialist Physiotherapist on the Acorn Unit you form part of the senior team of staff who help deliver the services objectives, by placing the patient at the centre of all care delivered. Whether this be through supporting with complex case management, specialist assessment and input, delegation to junior and other colleagues. As such there are significant opportunities for continual professional development and growth.

This Band 6 Specialist Physiotherapist role is expected to lead, manage and delegate a physiotherapy caseload within the bedded intermediate care setting. This is in the form of therapeutic assessments and treatments.

Main duties of the job

To be professionally and legally accountable for all aspects of own work, including management of patients in your care.

To ensure a high standard of clinical care of the patients under your management.

To undertake the comprehensive assessment of patients often with complex physical and psychological presentations and to utilise investigative and analytical skills to form accurate diagnosis and prognosis to determine the best course of intervention and develop comprehensive discharge plans.

To formulate and deliver specialised individual physiotherapy treatment programmes based on sound knowledge of evidence based practice and treatment options.

To provide spontaneous and planned advice, teaching and instruction to relatives, carers and other health professionals to promote understanding of the aims of physiotherapy and to ensure a consistent approach to patient care.

To provide appraisal and development supervision for junior staff, Rehabilitation assistants and students to enable them to work to their full potential to meet the needs of the service and to support their career progression.

To provide appraisal and development supervision for junior staff, Rehabilitation assistants and students to enable them to work to their full potential to meet the needs of the service and to support their career progression.

About us

Please note that the Trust reserves the right to close a position early.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is a high performing Trust achieving a Good rating in our most recent Care Quality Commission (CQC) assessment and achieving significant progress in the delivery of our strategic objectives. We are proud of the commitment of our staff to ensuring a strong and sustainable future for this organisation which is highly valued by our local communities.

There has never been a better time to join Barnsley Hospital. It is moving at pace and a we can do this attitude is evident right through the organisation, where staff are engaged for change and committed to being part of the journey to sustainability and growth.

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust is committed to promoting equality of opportunity and fair treatment to all applicants regardless of race, nationality, ethnic origin, gender, marital status, mental or physical disability, religion or belief, sexual orientation, age or offending history.

The cost of the DBS (criminal records check) for Band 6 and above roles only will be met by the successful candidate(s) through salary deduction.

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Job description

Job responsibilities

Please refer to the attached Job Description and Person Specification for full details of the role and responsibilities.

Supporting Documents

Please refer to the values-based recruitment guidance and associated documentation.

Person Specification

Knowledge and Awareness


  • Awareness of NHS issues.
  • Ability to work under time pressures and constraints.
  • Awareness of confidentiality issues.



  • Post-graduate experience having completed a junior rotation across a wide variety of areas (including rehabilitation of elderly patients).
  • Experience of working at specialist level with elderly patients.
  • Evidence of continual Professional Development and training in relevant area.
  • Experience of evidence-based practice and risk assessment.


  • Experience of audit/research.
  • Experience of supervision of assistants.
  • Involvement in Research and Audit projects.

Value Based Questions


  • In around 100 words please describe what Equality & Diversity means to you and why they are important.
  • In around 100 words please describe what motivates you to do a good job.



  • Degree or equivalent in Physiotherapy.
  • Current HCPC Registration.


  • Member of specialist interest group
  • MCSP.

Skills and Abilities


  • Ability to risk assess and awareness of health and safety for own and others work area and caseloads.
  • Specialised level of clinical reasoning, handling and treatment skills.
  • Good communication skills written and verbal.
  • Ability to teach and supervise.
  • Ability to work as part of a team, in isolation and on own initiative.
  • Organisational, interpersonal and negotiation skills.

Employer details

Employer name

Barnsley Hospital NHS Foundation Trust


Pogmoor Road


South Yorkshire

S75 2EP

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